26 Oct 2010

Murder charge laid after body found in apartment

4:17 pm on 26 October 2010

A man has been charged with murder following the death of his flatmate in Auckland over the weekend.

The 30-year-old victim was found dead at The Quadrant apartmtent complex in the central city on Monday morning.

Mohammad Hamid-Zadeh, 31, appeared in the Auckland District Court on Tuesday and did not enter a plea.

The Iranian national had assistance from a Persian interpreter during the court proceedings.

He did not apply for bail and has been remanded in custody to appear again in November.